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Pentagram Rebrands The New School

An algorithm-based typeface is designed to catapult one of the nation's top creative hubs into the 21st century. The New School, home to Parsons the New School for Design, is one of the most design-centric universities in the country. Show More Summary

Kabuki Theater Inspired Uniqlo's New Fashion Line

The bold patterns and iconic images of kabuki transposed onto casual clothing. The latest clothing line from Japan-born international clothing retailer Uniqlo takes inspiration from the more than 400-year-old kabuki theater tradition. Show More Summary

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop. If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. Show More Summary

Literally Nothing Will Stick To This New Slippery Surface

Not ice. Not blood. Not bacteria. Not anything. When things stick together in life and you don't want them to stick together, bad things can happen. You get nasty bacteria building up on medical equipment. You get "marine fouling" burrowing into the bottom of ships and oil rigs. You get ice accreting to freezers, messing up their works. Read Full Story

Watch A Calligrapher Recreate Famous Logos In Mere Seconds

Calligrapher Sebastian Lester is so good, he can draw the Google logo almost as fast as a computer can, and nearly as accurately. The best logos in the world are so precisely crafted that every aspect — from the color to the shape — has been plotted to the nth degree, typically with digital tools. Show More Summary

Sci-Fi QT, Pregnant FKA Twigs: The Week's 7 Best Music Videos

Plus, what it would look like if Cookie Monster directed a music video. This week's most visually striking music videos were heavy on satire—of Internet culture, product placement, and phone addiction. Rainbow color schemes and kaleidoscoping...Show More Summary

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Light-up sneakers shouldn't just be for kids. Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-'90s kids' wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. Show More Summary

A Tea Set That Feels Your Stress

This art project is a peek into a future where our objects feel us. Today, a Jawbone Up or a Nike FuelBand can quantify all sorts of things going on with our bodies, like heart rate and movement, but this information generally manifests as a number or fitness graph. It's about activity. It's about workouts. Read Full Story

10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats

These photos reveal the artist's true spirit animal, from Salvador Dalí's ocelot to Georgia O'Keeffe's Siamese. Since the ancient Egyptians dedicated a religious sect to the cat goddess Bastet and made elaborate temples in her honor, artists around the world have paid worshipful homage to the feline form. Show More Summary

3 Ways Adidas Plans To Take The Sportswear Industry By Storm

Speed, focus, and maybe some robots. Adidas needs a turnaround. The athletic company's U.S. sales are plummeting. And it's going to take more than poaching Nike design talent and recruiting Kanye West to make that happen. It's going to take a new approach to the business of shoes. Read Full Story

A Pen For People With Parkinson's

A brain tumor convinced Lucy Jung to design for those in need. Her Arc Pen can help patients with Parkinson's Disease write legibly. Lucy Jung never thought much about designing for sick people. Then she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Show More Summary

The Internet's Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

What does the Internet think about? This graphic visualizes its most shared articles as the contents of a human mind. What does the Internet think about? More than just cats and Kim Kardashian, according to this interactive visualization. Show More Summary

Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook doesn't want to live in your analog world, it wants you to move further into the digital one. In ten years, Facebook would like anyone, anywhere, to be able to strap on a virtual reality headset and share moments with their friends and family across the world. Show More Summary

The Inventor Of These MagSafe Headphones Thinks He Outsmarted Apple

But is he right? The future of his magnetic headphone adapter, Magzet, hinges on the answer. Over the last decade, untold numbers of people have taken a look at the MagSafe cable charging their MacBook and thought to themselves, "Wouldn't...Show More Summary

ISIS Threatens A Piece Of "Star Wars" History

Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine was inspired by the real-life town of Tataouine, now rapidly becoming an ISIS waypoint. ISIS is determined not just to carry out ethnic cleansings in Iraq and Syria, but to wipe entire cultures, history and all, off the map. Show More Summary

Adidas Passed On Michael Jordan, But Maybe That Doesn't Matter

Michael Jordan wasn't tall enough for Adidas's German execs. And that cost Adidas a fortune. The Adidas of today is suffering, especially in the North American market, where their sales dropped 7% between 2013 and 2014. In turn, Adidas...Show More Summary

Sagmeister & Walsh Rebrand One Of India's Most Popular Drinks

Frooti gets a whimsical branding campaign, complete with tiny 3-D printed figurines of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Kahn. When the company behind one of India's most popular beverages, the mango drink Frooti, approached New York-based studio...Show More Summary

The Glorious Landscape Design Of Dan Kiley

The prolific landscape architect's work is on display at New York's Center for Architecture. In the world of landscape architecture, Dan Kiley is a legend. Kiley, who died in 2004 at the age of 91, designed more than 1,000 landscapes throughout his career, including projects for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (the St. Show More Summary

You Can Now Buy Massimo Vignelli's Original NY Transit Graphics Manual

The rare tome goes up for auction on April 1. A sought-after graphics bible by the late, great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli is going up for auction early next month. A rare, original copy of the 1970 New York Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, recently unearthed, will be up for grabs at Sotheby's on April 1. Read Full Story

A New Frankenfont Combines Comic Sans And Papyrus

A dream come true. It's the day we've all been waiting for. The two most hated fonts of all time have finally merged, transforming into a monstrous Frankenfont that will haunt the sensitive souls of designers forever. Yes, Comic Papyrus has arrived. Show More Summary

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